This is just a suggestion with out any meat to it but what if we took some abandoned properties. That is the properties where the buildings need to be torn down and made them into small garden plots?
The Recovery Park project in Detroit is on too grand a scale for Coatesville. There isn’t enough space for it.
“The Neighborhood Gardens Association / A Philadelphia Land Trust (NGA) is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is the continuity and long-term preservation of community-managed gardens and green spaces in Philadelphia neighborhoods.”